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and in that using tools so we could see each other and we got these little pen tablets and she went from being a struggling student to catching up with her class and then becoming a somewhat advanced. became a tiger cousin at the school in the placement exam. but, you know that i started to during her brothers and fast forward two years with families, friends and cousins and there was at that point that the firm i was looking for it was my boss and his dog and me we moved to silicon valley and i was telling a friend about all the stuff i was doing at my cousin's. i was complaining was getting hard. i start the day job with the times owns etc. he said why don't you make some tutorials to come upon you to, and i thought i was a silly idea, a cat's playing piano, not serious, but i gave it a shot and long story short time getting a ton of attraction people started looking at and also looking on this for my cousins maybe this could be an institution to help people and said at a not for profit in 2009i had to focus on my day job so it started becoming full-time. >> host: tell me about the academy.
to jump out of them. but to you, what was the most egregious? tell us a little bit about it. >> has been the most egregious story in the book is bob manning. manning is a 26 roofline in for the electorate power company in upstate new york on monday in february 1962, as he was coming down off the powerful, electricity got was a at first the pavement, paralyzed from the neck down. and about the next nice and when he called "the new york times" looking for help because they couldn't collect benefits 35 years later. but that's not really the egregious storytelling this book. the egregious story is the power company was sold. the insurance company was then sold and had a finding there were no refusal to pay benefits. i called them about that. he said to junot breed? they say we don't pay attention to what's in the newspapers. i said what about all the complaints? they said they never been a fan of judicial ruling, so they give them a walk after refusing to pay. it is ultimately pay some of the money. an insurance policy was a warren buffet company. the nurse comes around and reshooting hersel
individually, much more, some of them at least, much more concerned with what's going on in vietnam. >> use all the change take place before your eyes. let me ask you this question. even though you saw the change taking place, when did you start thinking of the 60's as history? >> probably not until sometime in the 90's, the 80s or 90s. i'm pretty sure it wasn't until the 80's for instance a significant portion of my course syllabus which is 20th century history included a significant ratings on the 1960's. so maybe that is one answer to your question but of course a lot of people have been talking about the 60's even during the 60's. >> host: i've always been focused on books by one year. sometimes the historians like to talk about change across the time. that's pretty much what we like to do, and we like to talk about large swaths of time quite often in the decades. we even have this decade thing. but we rarely do a year, so there is a way that there is this close-up on the world on american society of a given moment in 1965. and is there a way that you can give a sense of how to unfold? in o
. the possibility are endless. if people have ebbing any their home and want to use it. the system should make judgment to how much to let them use. they should allow flexibility based on economic capacity. we should invite families to think about home ownership and prepare for it. chills goes down the spine of the view. what was driving it was more and more debt more and more leverage. that was the only thing fannie and freddie were interested in. the -- businesses were mortgages. they wanted more of them. the bigger house, the higher -- lower down payment, the higher mortgage -- whatever it was was all a way to increase the profit potential. that's the system the way the private-public system was devised. thank you. .. after words with this weeks guest host historian and journalist richard brookhiser senior editor with national review. this week gautam mukunda in his first book, the "indispensible" when leaders really matter. ian at the harvard business professor profiles leaders to determine when leaders matter the most. he also discusses the lessons that can be learned from those who've ma
and tell us a bit about it. >> guest: the most single agreed to star in the book is about a man named rob manning. bob manning was a 26 year-old lineman for the electric power company in upstate new york, niagara mohawk. and one day in february 1962, as he was coming down off a powerful, able to electricity got loose and he went headfirst into the pen, paralyzed from the neck down. i met bob in 1997 when he called the new york times looking for help because he couldn't collect his workers compensation benefits, 35 years later. but that's not the egregious story i tell in this book. the really egregious story is the power company was sold. the insurance company that had his claim which is owned by bunch of utilities was been sold, and they had a finding that a window case of refusal to pay benefits for the nuke state insurance department. i called him about that and i said did you not read the front-page of the new times? did you not read what governor pataki said? they said we don't pay attention to what's in his perfect i said what about all the complaints by this man? they said but he n
. >> it is a simplified version of reality that i think you used to build the theories that are simple and then you make them more complex but if you take say gee so they're famous for the way they choose leaders. we always tell our students g is a company that works in practice but not in theory. it doesn't seem to do any of the things that we say it should do but it is successful. and if you have the competency, it seems to be that it's good at picking leaders committed the living and training managers. so she spent ten years of lifting of the people when the organization and promoting them and evaluating them over and over again. so at the end of the day you have to work your way out. at the end of the day you get five finalists let's say and they pick one person but it should think two things about them. the first one is what they are all probably very good at their job because they made it all the way to the top. they made it all the way to the top of a company that's been successful for 100 years. so they are pretty close to what she is looking for and there is one thing you can be sure they are l
of equity and want to use it, the system should make judgments about how much to let them use. the system should allow flexibility and economic capacity and should invite all film is to think of homeownership and prepare for it. but shoko is that when i read this. what was driving a was more and more debt, more and more leverage. that was the only thing cne and freddie were interested in. their business as mortgages, said they wanted more of them. the bigger house, a lower down payment, higher mortgage. whatever it was infallibly to increase their profit potential because that's the system to make a private public system was devised. >> great comic thank you. we are delighted to have had the chance to discuss this outstanding book. thank you for all your questions. there will be more chance for questions and formally. there is a reception outside. hope he'll have the book and have bob autograph it. thank you very much and thanks to you and to our commentators. [applause] >> coming up, booktv presents "after words," the program were made by guest hosts to interview authors. this week, jame
the people who provide the money for the campaigns for us to run to office, and it's not just joe six pack and mary smith. it's representatives of big corporations and wealthy individuals who come pleading, i just need a little change here to be fair. but they really want to unlevel the playing field and thwart the rigors of the market. there's no such thing as deregulation. that's only new regulation, so what we have done is taken regulations -- i'm not going to defend every regulation, but we took a regulatory scheme that looked at the interests of companies and the interests of customers and other parties, and replaced it with a system of the corporations, by the corporations, that takes away consumer rights. everything is regulated. i like to say, baseball regulates right down to how many stitches on the ball and the color of yarn. everything is regulated. most of the regulations in the federal code of regulationses were sought by corporations, business seek regulation, both to define the playing field, but more importantly to try to prevent competitors and escape the rigors of competi
they were not the only people that could use it and we have what we know as today the internet. the telephone companies and the cable companies went to capitol hill and state legislatures and said we're going to build of this fabulous thing and there was a television ad that ran that i talk about where an old geezer like me but finn paulson to this motel, drops the satchel and says behind the desk king size beds entertainment, she looks at him and says every movie ever made in every language in every room. this was shot in the mojave desert. the rest of the world is doing that. the other has been made universal. america ranks 29th in the speed of its internet behind such leading industrial life of the world as moldavia and ukraine. we paid the highest prices in the world by far by one measure we take 38 times with the japanese pay for information. if you buy these packages, and i have one in my home, you pay on average with taxes $160. in france to pay $38 get worldwide calling to 70 countries not just u.s. and canada, worldwide television not just domestic and the internet is
, and there is a way you can give us a sense of how this unfolds? in other words, how do you get to 1965? so we can better understand the terms of the conversation. how much change took place in 1965. >> guest: first, it's interesting how many books there are on individual years of the '60s, and i mention some of these in my preface. a lot of people are going to say, someone else said 1968. 1968 was a huge year. the tet offensive, johnson resigning, not going for another term. nixon's election, the assassination of martin luther king and bobby kennedy. the democratic party's wild convention in chicago. so, a lot of books on '68, a lot of '69, woodstock and altamont and that sort of thing. so, i'm afraid my book is by no means unique. there's also a very good book on 1964, which makes pretty much the same argument as i do, only he sets it a year earlier. i don't have any huge quarrel with that. i wouldn't say, look it, i'm the only person that's right about this. but '65 did seem to be the time, not the most dramatic. '68 probably was in terms of world-shattering memorable events. but it was a tame
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